Although three years old, it's clear this needs re-published as we still have public bodies that just don't get it! First published February 14th, 2015 Edgar Co. (ECWd) - Having attended more public meetings than I can keep track of, there is one issue that keeps rearing its ugly head.  Ugly because...
CHRISMAN, IL. (ECWd) - More alleged electioneering using public resources. This time it is in a school building in Chrisman. In addition to the 6 School Superintendent's electioneering with public resources detailed in a previous article (here), we now find campaign signs for the Michael Smith for ROE #11 Superintendent Campaign...
TUSCOLA, IL. (ECWd) - It has come to our attention that Michael Smith, current Superintendent of Tuscola School District, and Candidate for the Office of Superintendent of Regional Office of Education #11 has been busy using his school district email for electioneering purposes. Not only has he been using his school...
TUSCOLA, IL. (ECWd) - Yes, those are his words, not ours. Dr. Bobbi Mattingly is the current, and soon retiring, Regional Schools Superintendent of ROE #11.  Michael Smith is the School Superintendent in Tuscola and is campaigning for the Regional Superintendent position. Sheila Greenwood, Superintendent of Bement School District asked Michael Smith:...
PARIS, IL. (ECWd) - Robert Bogue and John Kraft talk about the Edgar County Airport, the issues surrounding the false claims that Bogue doesn't want any federal grant funds at the airport, why the Edgar County Airport has still not received the grant funding from at least 3 years...
EDGAR CO., IL (ECWd) - The Truth in Taxation Hearing schedule for today on the proposed property tax increase for the newly formed Elbridge-Symmes Multi-Township Assessment District has been canceled. There were several problems, including passing the cut-off date for submitting the tax levy to the County Clerk. The paperwork was...
PARIS, IL. (ECWd) - This is a quick review of only part of what we wrote about in 2017, there is not enough time to talk about everything, and a good bit of it is still being uncovered and dealt with. We would like to specifically thank Diane Benjamin (BLNnews.com), Donna...
PARIS, IL. (ECWd) - A long 5+ year battle has finally ended today with the sentencing of Kami Miller in Federal Court. Kami Miller and her daughter-in-law, Ashley Miller both entered a guilty plea to Felonies earlier this year to federal crimes against the former Paris, Illinois based East Central Illinois...
EDGAR CO. (ECWd) - Here is the line-up of Edgar County (local races) petitions turned in for the 2018 Primary Election March 20, 2018 Primary Andrew Patrick           Republican      County Board District 3 Karl E. Farnham, Jr.   Republican      County Board District 4 Dan Bruner                 Republican      County Board District 5 August Griffin             Republican      County Clerk & Recorder Don...
EDGAR CO., IL. (ECWd) - Prosecuting a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit has never been an easy task, and actions like those of Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino's attorney are making it more difficult. The Illinois Freedom of Information Act permits FOIA lawsuits against State Agencies to be prosecuted in the...